Meditations Through Poetry

In publishing Urban Wild Life: A Collection of Poems for Autumn 2020 (Xlibris 2020), Jacqueline Strachan-Laughlin ’71 has returned to her first love, poetry. Now in her sixth decade, she has issued a first person, 21st century narrative that searches for, and occasionally finds, meaning in longing, rejection, sexuality, ministry, and spirituality. Describing her experience of living through the pandemic as “holy hibernation,” she has emerged with a collection of poems that aim to guide the urban forester in the intimate discovery of wild life.